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Old 5 Sep 21, 08:35 PM  
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Car Seat recommendations

I've just done a fairly decent search but haven't really found a decent thread for what I'm looking for.

We'll be doing our first trip with our first child next September and she'll be 14 months. We'll be staying on Disney property for the full stay and I don't think i'm going to bother renting a car so i'm wondering if it's worth taking our own car seat as we'll be using an uber or some sort of cab for airport transfer to the Poly and maybe the odd uber to either universal or a mall once or twice but that's probably it.

And if people do recommend one, what's a budget friendly recommendation and also what pushchairs would people recommend that are also budget friendly but easy to take on a plane/pack etc or just general advice on the matter?

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(i've editing thread title to reflect the advice)

Edited at 09:59 AM. Reason: Thread question partially answered.
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We have a cosatto woosh. Its super light, folds down tiny and is easy to get under the seats on the bus or held in hand.
I usually throw a rope clip around it and wear it like a bag. The bright colours are super useful for finding in a sea of strollers as its not a brand out there! I learnt real fast after taking a black one the first time and having to carry a 6 month old for 30 mins while I hunted for it!
Also fully reclines. I still use it for my about to be 5 year old for parks because its so convenient!
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thanks guys, I spent a good while on youtube last night and found some very good stroller/pushchair candidates.

The real issue here seems to be car seats that's harder to plan.
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I don't have kids but I would say staying onsite without a car, I wouldn't bother with taking your own car seat. You can book Ubers with car seats and for the airport, consider Mears Connect (the Magical Express replacement) instead.
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If you did want to take your own car seat there are special bags you can buy from Amazon or eBay to transport them. We rent a car so we take ours with us in one of these bags (about 15-20 to buy) and the airlines carry it for free as an oversize item. The bag has straps so you wear it like a back pack.
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I don't have kids but I would say staying onsite without a car, I wouldn't bother with taking your own car seat. You can book Ubers with car seats and for the airport, consider Mears Connect (the Magical Express replacement) instead.
I've been wondering how plentiful ubers with car seats are? As i'm thinking this could be the cheapest/less bulky option but obviously I wouldn't want to get caught out without one. Especially as now we'd likely use an uber for the transfer to the hotel.
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I've been wondering how plentiful ubers with car seats are? As i'm thinking this could be the cheapest/less bulky option but obviously I wouldn't want to get caught out without one. Especially as now we'd likely use an uber for the transfer to the hotel.
I think the issue with bringing your own car seat for Uber though is you won't have any guarantee that it will fit and can be installed properly into the car. It would be different with a hire car because you're booking a minimum size so would have a rough idea, but you have no idea what vehicles are available in Uber and which you'll get until you have your ride accepted.

I'd rather wait a little longer for a car seat fitted Uber than lug one with me and then potentially have issues with it.
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I researched car seats a few months back, as weve just had our little one.

It was my understanding that any U.K one is technically illegal to use out in the USA. My concern on this was insurance if there was an accident.

We plan on click and collecting one at Walmart straight from the airport when we finally get out there. Using a cheap used one from here for that journey and binning it after Walmart.
We go to the states a lot in normal times, so we have no issues with buying one just to take out there.

For a stroller weve gone for a yo-yo to take on holidays.
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Hi, not trying to be difficult, but what do you intend to do with the car seat once youve got to universal etc?
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